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IRAQ SUBMITS REPORT ON ITS ARMS PLAN

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Iraq has finally submitted what it calls a comprehensive report on its program to develop weapons of mass destruction, U.N. experts said Friday.

The U.N. Security Council required the report under the provisions of the cease-fire that ended the gulf war.Dimitri Perricos, leader of a team of inspectors that arrived from Baghdad Friday, told reporters the report was handed over to the commission's office in Baghdad at midnight Thursday.

Perricos said he would not comment on the report's specifics until it could be studied. But he said he was "skeptical" that it contained all of the information sought by the United Nations because Iraq has a poor record of full disclosure about its arms program.

For example, he said, on the 11-day mission his team had just completed, the Iraqis refused to provide vital information on Baghdad's purchases of nuclear fuel.

"The lack of procurement data would make any data incomplete," Perricos said.